Avalon Waterways Expands Its Fleet In Southeast Asia For 2018

by Jessica Montevago
Avalon Waterways Expands Its Fleet In Southeast Asia For 2018

The new Avalon Saigon will sail the Mekong. Photo: Akiyoshi Matsuoka


Avalon Waterways will add another all-suite ship to its fleet in Southeast Asia for cruises sailing the Mekong River in 2018.

The Avalon Saigon, which will be built next year, features 18 cabins with open-air balconies and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. There’s also a main lounge, a dining room, a spa treatment room and a fitness room.


Photo from sister ship, the Avalon Myanmar. The ship will be built in 2018.

The Avalon Saigon joins the Avalon Myanmar and Avalon Siem Reap, which have been sailing in the region since 2014. Each holds a maximum of 36 guests – a size that allows Avalon to sail narrow passageways available only to smaller vessels. 

The ships will sail a new itinerary in 2018, an 18-day Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam, that cruises the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam.

Travel agents booking a 2018 river cruise to Southeast Asia now can save up to $2,000 per couple; the single supplement also will be waived on select departures.

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